Serena Williams Reveals That She Was Depressed After Having Her Baby!

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Harper’s Bazaar/Richard Phibbs – Serena wears Dior on the subscribers’ edition cover

In Harpers Bazaar UK July issue, the cover star Serena Williams bravely discussed her battle with postpartum depression following daughter Alexis Olympia’s birth in September 2017.

The tennis superstar confessed:

“Honestly, sometimes I still think I have to deal with it… I think people need to talk about it more because it’s almost like the fourth trimester, it’s part of the pregnancy. I remember one day, I couldn’t find Olympia’s bottle and I got so upset I started crying… because I wanted to be perfect for her.”

While delivering her baby, the athlete had to undergo an emergency cesarean section, and then a surgery to prevent blood clots from traveling to her lungs.


“What I went through was awful. Looking back, I don’t know how I got through it all. I mean I was praying, I know my mom was praying a lot.”

Despite the drama, Williams would love to give her bundle of joy a sister, and then a brother!

“I told [husband] Alexis [Ohanian], I hope it’s another girl. Olympia needs a little sister, and then we can have a boy. I’ve only been around girls my whole life.”

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